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Rwanda in lockdown to contain coronavirus

KIGALI, Rwanda Rwanda Saturday announced a two-week lockdown in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus, banning unnecessary movement of residents within the Central African country and closing its...

COVID-19: Turkey donates medical equipment to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Turkey on Wednesday donated medical protective equipment for Pakistani doctors battling the coronavirus in the country, an official said. The medical supplies were handed over by Turkish Ambassador to Islamabad...

Italy: Gov't unveils new forecast amid 420 new deaths

ROME Italy on Friday reported 420 new deaths related to the novel coronavirus within 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 25,969 as infections in the country...

Bangladesh: 34 Hindu org's members coronavirus positive

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Bangladesh police have locked down a temple run by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), a Hindu religious organization, after 34 of its members were tested positive...

Russian prime minister tests positive for coronavirus

MOSCOW Russia's prime minister announced on Thursday that he had contracted the novel coronavirus at a video conference with the country's President Vladimir Putin. Premier Mikhail Mishustin, who was appointed to...

Belgium: Virus cases near 50,000 as deaths drop

BRUSSELS The number of coronavirus cases in Belgium moved close to 50,000 on Saturday, with nearly 8,000 deaths. The Federal Public Health Service recorded 485 new COVID-19 cases over the past...

Serbia aims to end coronavirus restrictions this week

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbia is planning to lift its restrictions due to the novel coronavirus this week amid a significant slowdown in the number of new infections, the country’s president said...

Palestine extends state of emergency over coronavirus

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas agreed late Monday to extend the country’s state of emergency amid the spread of the novel coronavirus.    According to the official WAFA news agency,...

Germany: Muslims ready to go back to mosques

BERLIN  Mosques in Germany will reopen their doors to worshippers this weekend, following a government decision to ease coronavirus restrictions in the country. The mosques around the country will gradually reopen...

Iran reopens mosques despite surge in virus cases

TEHRAN  Iran reopened all mosques across the country on Tuesday despite a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. The move was taken to allow worshippers to observe the last ten...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...